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Tan Le: A headset that reads your brainwaves

Tan Le: A headset that reads your brainwaves

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Knitting Needle Sizing Conventions How to make sense of Knitting Needle sizes on international and vintage patterns. One of the exciting aspects about looking at knitting patterns on the Internet is that there is access to a massive wide range of different patterns and designs. Not only are these designs and patterns written by designers from around the world, but also there are patterns available on the Internet which were written many years ago, giving a wealth of choice for today’s knitter. However, as different countries adopt different knitting needle-size descriptions (and countries such as the UK have moved to a metric system) sometimes it can be unclear which needle sizing definitions the instructions are referring to. For instance a vintage knitting pattern might have been written in the UK and therefore uses the old British needle sizes, but this might not be clear from a first glance at the pattern.

One might use Tan Le's headset as an ongoing from of Christopher deCharms' [Christopher deCharms looks inside the brain | TED] realtime brainintrospection to exercise the brain. Or does the 'crudeness' of the headset's signals compared to those of fMRI and EEG make such a use impossible? by kaspervandenberg Jan 12

Tan Le talks about an EEG headset as an input device. Compared to hospital EEGs the headset is easier to wear, cheaper, and also less accurate. Perhaps this device can help some people with impairments. Tan Le demonstrates a man controlling a wheelchair. However some neurological afflictions might aversely affect the headset. How many different 'toughts' can this head set distinguish? Perhaps headset would work great in combination with dasher etc. by kaspervandenberg Jan 12